Takashi Murakami

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Takashi Murakami (村上 隆 born February 1, 1962) is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —fashion, merchandise, and animation— and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts.He coined the term superflat, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society.

 Superflat is also used as a moniker to describe Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced. Murakami is also the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. through which he manages the careers of several younger artists and organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.

Murakami’s art encompasses a wide range of mediums and is generally described as superflat. His work has been noted for its use of color, incorporation of motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture, flat/glossy surfaces, and content that could be described at once as “cute,” “psychedelic,” or “satirical”. Among his most famous recurring motifs are smiling flowers, iconic characters, mushrooms, skulls, Budhist iconography, and the sexual complexes of otaku culture.

The reason why I chose him is because Iove his style of art as his paintings has a combination between  traditional together with pop and he is the artist whom inspired me to start taking art.